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Old 03 February 2019, 16:09   #1
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Fold down suicide seat

Front of my console has no seating and the kids want some. I have a hatch there too so was thinking of a fold up/down suicide seat. I wondered about some simple stainless hinges screwed to some marine ply that will be upholstered, with some sort of legs.

Most importantly I think the legs should have a locking mechanism to the deck. Has anyone done anything similar please?

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Old 03 February 2019, 18:19   #2
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make it strong you don't want to impale one of your kids on a broken bit of seat
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Has anyone done anything similar please?

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Old 04 February 2019, 02:33   #4
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That might entice him out, heís been disappointingly quiet of late.... maybe heís moved on to pastures new
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owt here suit your needs

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Iv seen folding shower seats. Most donít have the kind of strength for your applacation
But this one could work but perhaps some components will be better if reinforced.
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https://www.marinescene.co.uk/produc...iABEgIIJ_D_BwE

Swap the back and base around?

Or made for the job? https://www.plastimo.com/en/powerboa...e-pliable.html
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Thank you all for options. Here is a picture and another prior to tubes so you can see the shape. In reality I could move the hatch forward and fit a console extension. my original fold down seat idea,was that it would ideally be mounted to curved console front. Most hinges I have found of suitable strength are 90degree which would make the seat point up to the sky. Donít want it to look cheap but it might cost as much as a replacement console. Which I am not against
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Perhaps its my ignorance about ribs since I generally only see the sheriff's rib on the water but...
That's a damn good lookin rib!
I looked up to see what possibilities were implemented by other boats and I saw the factory console seat and it looks small for two, to me.
Not that this is the final solution but have you considered a bean bag for when you have the kids?
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Perhaps its my ignorance about ribs since I generally only see the sheriff's rib on the water but...
That's a damn good lookin rib!
I looked up to see what possibilities were implemented by other boats and I saw the factory console seat and it looks small for two, to me.
Not that this is the final solution but have you considered a bean bag for when you have the kids?
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When our boats static we use a couple of waterproof bean-bags, only got them last season but the kids love them, about £40 each from amazon.
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